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metaphoric (adj.)

"pertaining to or of the nature of a metaphor; not literal," 1590s, from metaphor + -ic. Greek metaphorikos meant "apt at metaphors." Related: Metaphorical (1550s) "of or characterized by metaphor;" metaphorically.

updated on January 05, 2019

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Definitions of metaphoric from WordNet

metaphoric (adj.)
expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another;
metaphoric language
Synonyms: metaphorical
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